Neuropathy can cause burning pain, tingling, or electric shock-type sensations in various areas of your body. The board-certified neurologists at Integrated Neurology Services diagnose and treat neuropathy at four convenient locations in four Northern Virginia locations in Alexandria, Falls Church, Lorton, and serving the Vienna, VA community. Call your nearest office or book an appointment online today for an integrative approach to neuropathy treatment.
Neuropathy is a disease that affects your peripheral nervous system, which consists of the nerves that run throughout your body. When most people use the term neuropathy, they’re referring to peripheral neuropathy. But there are several types of neuropathy, including:
Peripheral neuropathy most often affects the nerves in your hands and feet, but it can occur in other parts of your body.
Every nerve in your peripheral nervous system serves a specific purpose. The symptoms you experience depend on the type and location of the affected nerve(s). Common signs and symptoms of neuropathy include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor right away. Neuropathy is most treatable when it’s caught early.
Neuropathy may be due to another health condition, such as:
In many cases of neuropathy, there’s no identifiable cause. This is called idiopathic neuropathy.
Your Integrated Neurology Services neurologist can often diagnose the type of neuropathy you have by reviewing your symptoms and medical history. They perform a comprehensive neurological exam and may take tests, such as:
Then, they create an individualized treatment plan. Neuropathy treatment usually begins with addressing the underlying cause. If there’s no known cause, your neurologist may prescribe medications and/or physical therapy to alleviate the neuropathic pain.
If you suffer from neuropathy, call Integrated Neurology Services, or book an appointment online today.